Social Opinion Survey and the Women's Lib Movement

Dear Sam
Date: 
August 29, 1972

President of the College Howard L. Rubendall responded to Samuel W. Witwer's letter in regards to the Social Opinion Survey of the Women's Group. He assures Witwer that Dean of Women Mary F. Carson had nothing to do with the survey and was offended by it. He adds that the Women's Group is not part of the mainstream or the sorority group at Dickinson College and was considered by peers to be "stupid and ridiculous." The president also tells the story of a Commencement speaker who inquired after the presence of the Women's Liberation Movement on campus. When the president said there was none, the speaker replied, "when it does come, it will be messy." Rubendall takes great care to disassociate the bicentennial seminar, "Voices of Today's Woman," from the Women's Group.

Location of Document in Archives: 
RG 2/50 Series 11 Box 3 Folder 6